Zoomy.js – a Prototype class that allows you to easily create Image Gallery. The script make simple magnification of images with customizable options, as popup and overlaying boxes.
Images are preloaded, there is no delay when you zoom. You can display caption and close button (optional) and open new window from a link to the caption, zoomed images may be dragged.
Zoomy.js package contains a patched version of Prototype 1.6 library (to correct bugs on Opera 9.5) + Scriptaculous (effect, dragdrop).
All you need is to add the required HTML markup and customize CSS stylesheet. The miniature is made from the original image used as background and then initialize Zoomy.